By John Reid
Chelsea striker Alavro Morata has told Chelsea boss Antonio Conte that he should sign Everton’s Sandro Ramirez, according to a report.
Don Balon is reporting that Conte isn’t impressed with Chelsea forward Michy Batshuayi, and has sounded out Morata for a replacement, who has suggested a player that he knows well.
Morara has recommended Ramirez, as they played against each other in La Liga, and he was impressed by the Spanish under-21 international.
Ramirez has not has the best time of it since joining Everton in the summer from Malaga for £5.2 million.
The man who signed him for the club, Ronald Koeman, was recently sacked after Everton crashed into the Premier League relegation zone and failed to make any impact on the Europa League.
Ramirez has so far played 11 times for Everton, making his debut against Stoke in August, but as yet he has been unable to find the net.
He hasn’t played for Everton since the 2-1 Europa League defeat at home against Lyon, which was Ronald Koeman’s second last game in charge of the Goodison Park side.
His most prolific spell was last season at Malaga, where he scored 14 goals in 30 games, after joining from Barcelona, where he was unable to break into the first team.
Football Insider verdict: We find it hard to believe that Chelsea would be interested in a player that has struggled so much in the Premier League thus far. He doesn’t seem to have the quality that Chelsea need in their fight to retain the Premier League and to have a good run in the Champions League. A return to Spain seems far more likely for Ramirez than a move to London.
In other Everton team news, Newcastle are among the favourites to sign Everton’s Morgan Schneiderlin